Since when has Cuba supported the Palestinian cause?

Author: Sergio Alejandro Gómez | informacion@granma.cu
may 15, 2018 16:05:19

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Since when has Cuba supported the Palestinian cause?
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Cuba was one of the 13 countries that opposed the division of the Palestinian territory in the recently created United Nations Organization, back in 1947.

“I should like to explain very briefly why the Cuban delegation feels bound to vote against the plan for the partition of Palestine recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee,” stated Dr. Ernesto Dihigo, in November that year, at the second session of the UN General Assembly. (Following January 1, 1959, Dr. Dihigo continued to practice revolutionary diplomacy, and joined the Cuban Academy of Language).

The dignified position of our country in that forum saw the denunciation of the United Kingdom’s violation of international law through the Balfour Declaration, and the plan to grant a “national home” for the Jewish people in Palestinian territory.

“The Balfour Declaration, in our opinion, is not legally valid because in it the British Government was offering something which did not belong to it and which it had no right to give,” Dihigo stressed.

The Partition Plan for Palestine was later adopted by the UN General Assembly as Resolution 181, giving rise to the creation of the State of Israel.

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Statement by the Revolutionary Government: Cuba condemns fresh attacks by Israel against the Palestinian people

May 15 at 5:46 PM

Statement by the Revolutionary Government: Cuba condemns fresh attacks by Israel against the Palestinian people
This act constitutes another grave and flagrant violation of the UN Charter and international humanitarian law and a new outrage against the Palestinian people

Granma may 15, 2018 15:05:15

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The international community criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to relocate the country’s Embassy to Jerusalem, a move that sparked protests which left dozens of Palestinians dead and thousands injured. Photo: EFE
The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba vehemently condemns the criminal attack on the defenseless Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip, by the Israeli Army which has killed at least 52 people and left over 2,400 injured.

This act constitutes another serious and flagrant violation of the UN Charter and international humanitarian law, and a new outrage against the Palestinian people.

Cuba reiterates its rejection of the unilateral steps taken by the United States to establish its diplomatic representation in the city of Jerusalem, in utter contempt of international law and the United Nations resolutions, and further aggravating tensions in the region.

The Revolutionary Government reiterates once again its unwavering support for a comprehensive, just, and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, on the basis of the creation of two states, and the Palestinian people’s right to free self-determination and a sovereign state according to the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Havana, May 15, 2018

Cuba Socialista, Cuba Socialista, Magazine of the Cuban Communist Party, is Now Online, is Now Online

 

Cuba Socialista Now Online
by Walter Lippmann
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Cuba Socialista, Magazine of the Cuban Communist Party, is Now Online
May 5, 2018

Translated and edited by Walter Lippmann for CubaNews.

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The Cuba Socialist Magazine is now available on the Internet. Photo: Thalía Fuentes/ Cubadebate.
Since Saturday, the website of the political magazine of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, Cuba Socialista, is available on the Internet at http://www.cubasocialista.cu.

As part of the launch, the fourth season of the printed magazine, which printed six copies to date, the last of which is dedicated to the October Socialist Revolution, was also presented.

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According to Enrique Ubieta, director of both publications, the aim of bringing Cuba Socialista to the web is to encourage discussion. “It is not an information magazine, but a magazine of reflection, with texts that do not age.”

He also declared its intention to “feed” the site with new content on a weekly basis, although it also has dossiers, interviews, essays and galleries that have been published in the printed version.

Enrique Ubieta (right) and Helmo Hernández (left). Photo: Thalía Fuentes/ Cubadebate.
According to th curator and art critic Helmo Hernández, who is also a member of the magazine’s Editorial Board, the meaning and objectives of Cuba Socialista were established by Fidel Castro since its creation in September 1961.

“Cuba Socialista aspires to create intellectual debate among the population and to promote the political and ideological culture of Cuban society,” Hernandez said.

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Walter Lippmann | May 9, 2018 at 6:09 pm | URL: https://wp.me/p79YXN-1RV

President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez; reviews key development programs

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Díaz-Canel reviews key development programs
Analyzed during the meetings were programs addressing the agriculture and livestock sector; food and beverage processing; as well as renewable resources and efficiency in energy use

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The review meetings were headed by President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez; Salvador Valdés Mesa, First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers; José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba; Comandante de la Revolución Ramiro Valdés Menéndez; and Ulises Rosales del Toro, a Council of State vice president. Photo: Estudio Revolución
During meetings held over the last few days, the President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel, reviewed progress being made in programs addressing the agriculture and livestock sector; food and beverage processing; as well as renewable resources and efficiency in energy use – programs he described as key to the country’s sustainable development.

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